The New North Road Amalgamation - £52,448 prize race
The TNNRA last 2022 race now to report on this being the 8th event operated by the organisation and this being the most exiting one saving the best till last it’s been a tough old season with the bird flu affecting most of our Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire members including myself not being able to race pigeons but for them being able to take part in our Futurity final it is of great relief and myself and the committee would like to congratulate all prize winners and all who took part after running costs and no profit kept for the organisation again giving members it back scheme which we operate on every race the prize funds were split as follows the north section being of Derbyshire Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Grantham & District NRFC members fanciers that took part for £24,708 paid out to 33 scoring bird positions made into 66 payments the south section being of members in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire Somerset and South Wales fanciers that took part with a prize fund of £27,740 paid out to 23 scoring birds into 46 payments with the races first drop at Worksop on the northern tip of Nottinghamshire and the furthest flyers being at Bridgewater in Somerset on the Devon borders with the shortest flying 145 miles and the furthest 290 miles this was being flown from Alnwick Rugby club and Caravan park in Northumberland and thanks must go to the local Tate Family for kindly stewarding the liberation and filming the event for the members the convoying team of Peter Mathews and Jordan Smith released the birds on the 17/9/22 at 9.30am into a west north west wind the prize payout and birds breeder prizes are as follows; For both sections a combined of all birds clocked result was published and then the two section results indicating the prize money and racers name and breeders name the North section up first winning the event plus claiming 1st and 2nd and having two birds together arriving was Darren Hadfield with 2 x blue hens flown on the darkness system flying on the sliding door system the winner was bred by Darren himself and the second bird being bred by John Holmes of Selston Nottinghamshire Darren won £9000 and John Holmes winning £2000. The winner being a Sagan bloodlines crossed Pitbull most of Darren’s birds originate from Mark and Andrew Darby of Walsall and Lyndon Joesbury Darren first met these chaps 7 years ago and he states I’ve never looked back with their birds and knowledge they have provided myself , Darren also states that without the massive help of his father Stewart Hadfield he would not achieve what he does with him training the birds for Darren and looking after the stock birds as Darren only has a small back garden set up with everything in it racing the stock birds are at his Dads his second scoring bird the John Holmes bred bird being a Gus Jansen crossed Dirk Van Den Bulk Darren’s velocities were 1784 and 1783.
Darren Hadfield and John Holmes
Claiming 3rd and 4th prize was Kevin & Donna Spires also with two arriving together with the first a blue hen then followed by a chequer pied cock both these birds were bred by the Jutla Brothers of London and the first being a Leo Herman crossed Dirk Van Den Bulk and the second a Best Kittle crossed Rudy Van Reef crossed Gabby Vandenbeale Kevin & Donna won £2,500 and the Jutla Brothers win £2,500 their velocities were 1781 and 1780.
5th and 6th place with also two birds arriving together was the father and son partnership of Derek and Ryan Nuttall these also bred both the scoring birds and lift £2,678 with some pools included also with their first a blue white flight hen followed by a chequer hen on the darkness system on the sliding door system their breeding the first one being out of Mike Ganus one loft cock bird we’re all four of his grandparents are winners for the Famous Ganus name crossed with a Rauw De Sablon hen the second being bred off a Cock crow Stud cock paired to a Granddaughter of the Drum of the Syndicate loft Dynasty their velocities were 1738 and 1729.
7th was Phil Horsman of Chesterfield with a black pied Lambrechts hen bred by Kevin Lawson of Ollerton and this hen being the full sister to the black pied hen that lifted £2000 in the 2021 Saint Boswells futurity race for Paul Spendlove and Kevin Lawson Phil won £404.50 with some pools Kevin won £350 their velocity was 1724.
8th and 9th with two birds dropping together was the Ireland Brothers with two Lambrechts both being bred again by Kevin Lawson of Ollerton the Ireland brothers win £530 with pools Kevin Lawson wins £450 with velocities of 2 x 1720
The Ireland Brothers
10th was Kenny Ferns with a blue pied hen bred by Kevin Ward of chesterfield being a Staff Van Reet crossed Felix Pouwell Jansen Ken’s wins £150 and Kevin wins £150 with a velocity of 1705.
Kenny Ferns & Kevin Ward
11th was Mr & Mrs Rowland & son with a dark hen bred by Mark Pitman of Bristol being a Soojen the Rowlands with pools won £195 Mark Pitman wins £150 their velocity was 1685
12th was the Ireland Brothers again with a chequer hen bred by Andy Kemp & Son of Nottingham being a Kevin Lawson bird crossed a Hubert Walker of Newark bird the Ireland’s win £150 and Andy Kemp wins £150 their velocity being 1684.
13th was Tommy Woods with a pretty chequer pied cock being bred by Mr & Mrs Graham Watkins of Bristol and is a Van Dyke originating from Brian Milkins lines of Bristol Tom wins £150 and the Watkins win £150 their velocity was 1681.
Graham & Sue Watkins
14th was Wayne Knobbs of Blidworth Mansfield with a blue cock bred by Danny Bright of Nottingham being a Garry Daikin based bred bird Wayne wins £186 with pools Danny wins £150 their velocity was 1673.
15th was John Scott John who purchased his own bird back being a stunning blue cock his breeding is his father being a gift un rung Van Loon cock gifted to John from fellow club mate John Norris of Grantham out his stock loft and his mother was also a gift bird hen to John from fellow Scotsman childhood friend Francis Sloan who flies in the strong Lanarkshire Scottish federation the hen being a Lambrechts bred off birds obtained from Howard Jackson’s 2019 auction sale this cock was just taking a liking to a hen in the loft before being sent and John placed him a bowl in the young bird loft John works very long hours so he only received 3 x short sprint club races with the Leicester NR federation and several training flights and the week leading up to this race John single tossed the cock at 50 miles this cocks full nest mate brother was also sent to this race and returned just after John took his clock off on his way to having it struck off John won £200 with a velocity of 1660.
16th was Richard Oldham of Hucknall with his own bred bird he purchased back it being a blue hen which is a Wildesmersch crossed Leon Bores flown on the traditional natural system Richard won £200 with a velocity of 1652
17th was Dean Milner of Worksop purchasing his own bird back a chequer hen being a Herman Cuesters winning Dean 228.80p with pools with a velocity of 1651.
18th and 19th with two birds together was Steve Gammon with 2 x Herman Cuesters bred by D & M Moore of Bristol Steve won £200 and the Moore’s £200 with a velocities of 1647 and 1646.
20th was Richard Oldham with a blue cock being bred by Dougie Fisher of Bingham Richard wins £100 and Dougie wins £100 their velocity was 1636.
21st was Dean Milner with his own purchased back Herman Cuesters winning him £210 with some pools included with a velocity of 1615.
22nd was Richard Oldham again with a Dark cock being bred by Bobby Lee of South Wales Richard wins £100 and Bobby won £100 their velocity was 1597.
23rd was D & A Smith of Ilkeston purchasing their own chequer cock back being a Herman Cuesters he received 2 x local club races with the Derbyshire NR Fed and countless single toss flights by David at Oakerthorpe North Derbyshire he wins £205 with the last remaining pools included with a velocity of 1594.
24th was Mr & Mrs Rowland & Son with a Dark white flight hen being bred by Bobby Lee of South Wales the Rowlands win £100 and Bobby £100 with a velocity of 1592.
25th was the Ireland brothers with a chequer hen being a Manderlartz bred by John Norris of Grantham The Irelands win £100 and John Norris £100 their velocity was 1586.
26th was Andy Hind with a chequer hen bred by Dale Brown of Nottingham Andy wins £50 and Dale £50 their velocity was 1553.
27th was Aspley & Wragsdale with a chequer hen being bred by Collin Cooke of Mansfield being his own breed strain they both win £45 each their velocity was 1537.
28th was Tom Woods with a blue hen being bred by Andy Kemp & son and being a Kevin Lawson cross Hubert Walker bred bird they both win £30 each their scoring velocity was 1532.
29th was Peter Norris with a blue darkness flown cock being a Soojen bred by mark Pitman of Bristol and they both win £30 each with a velocity of 1524.
30th was Glenn Plows of Worksop Glenn purchased his own bird back being a mealy cock and this bird went to every club and Fed race with the Nottingham NR federation leading up to this race event and was always in the shake up at Worksop club Glenn wins £50 with a velocity of 1521.
31st Was Steve Gammon with another Herman Cuesters bred by D & M Moore of Bristol they win £25 each with a velocity of 1519
32nd was Wayne Knobbs with a chequer Gabby Vandenbeale cook bred by Keith Orton of Anesley Nottinghamshire they win £20 each with a velocity of 1501.
33rd was Mr & Mrs Rowlands & Son with a red cock that was bred by Clayton & Lovell Brothers of South Wales they win £10 each with a velocity of 1448.
Over to the south section result now and the winner lifts £10,000 this being the keen enthusiastic partnership of Luff & Walker Brothers of Dursley Gloucestershire The winner being a blue white flight hen being bred by Chris Templar of Bristol and being a Lambrechts bred from out of Direct stock from Stuart Innett and Adam Wealthall and this little hen prior to the race has achieved some impressive success with a 1st Nailsworth club and 2nd open in the South West of England Lerwick Club from Stratford upon Avon (1) and another 1st club from Stratford upon Avon (2) and a 2nd club 2nd open SWELC from Coventry she was sent to the race paired up and sitting 14 day old nest eggs and on the Darkness system Chris Templar wins £5000 and the Luff & Walker Brothers £5000 their velocity was 1546.
2nd, 3rd and 4th having a big bank multiple drop of three birds together was Dave Ford of Nailsworth Gloucestershire Dave wins £4,800 and these birds the week previously were sent to Hexham 227 miles With the SWELC, TNNRA and ICFC then into Alnwick Futurity 259 miles that’s 500 miles in two weeks for young birds fabulous flying by Dave!!! his first over the pad was a blue hen being bred by Steve Robbins of Bristol and being a Van Lint crossed Jan Arden and her mother the Jan Arden hen won the Oldlands Bristol club from the jubilee Balmoral castle race this season for Steve in this race Steve wins £2500 Dave’s second arrival a blue cock being a Bushart bred by Robert Organ of Thornbury Somerset Rob wins £1500 and Dave’s third bird a blue white flight hen and was Bred by Darren Hadfield of Selston Nottinghamshire and is a Dirk Van Den Bulk crossed Johan Donkers and is bred out of a successful breeding pair Darren wins £800 Dave’s velocities were 1362.385, 1362.318 and 1361.
5th was Colston Long with a blue hen bred by Alan Degainis both Alan and Colston win £500 each with a velocity of 1285.
6th was Mr & Mrs Henry Wells of Bristol with a blue cock being bred by John Scott of the Grantham club and is a Herman Cuesters cock paired to John’s own strain good chequer hen that’s carded and won in his local club and when sent to the Scottish races in the new north road amalgamation from Thurso Thornton park and Perth their velocity was 1282 they both win £500 each.
7th was Ivan Hofton of Longford Gloucester with a chequer hen being bred by Clarence and Barbara and Carl Haymes of Cromford Derbyshire and it’s breeding being a John Carrington of Matlock Derbyshire Leo Van Rijn crossed a Phillip Bowden of Frome Somerset bred bird both parties win £400 each their velocity was 1254.
8th was Szmaglik & Humphries of Thornbury purchasing their own bred blue chequer hen being a Bushart crossed De Weert flying back to the perch they win £600 with a velocity of 1217.
9th was Steve Mosley of Bristol with a Fred Cauruna of Gloucestershire Dirk Van Den Bulk blue cock winning both parties £210 each doing 1207.
10th is Dave Smith of Thornbury with a blue pied cock being a Herman Cuesters bred by Shaun Pilgrim of Hucknall Nottinghamshire and was sent feeding a two week old nest youngster both winning £210 each with a velocity of 1192.
11th was winners Luff & Walker brothers with a chequer hen bred by Gregg Johnson of Ilkeston and being a Jansen both parties winning £150 with a velocity of 1144.
Luff & Walker
12th was Dave Smith again with a Shaun Pilgrim bred Herman Cuesters blue cock sent feeding a big nest youngster winning £150 for both parties with a velocity of 1122.
13th was Andy George of Bristol with a blue cock being bred by Ian Rockley of Calverton Nottinghamshire each winning £150 with a velocity of 1014.
14th was Leighton Golledge of Newport with a Herman Cuesters blue cock this being bred also for the Welsh north road federation syndicate for the federation by Leighton so the federation and Leighton both received £150 each with a velocity of 991.
15th was Mr & Mrs Bedford with a Miro Chwedoruk & family bred bird bred from out his successful west of England south road combine scoring birds before he emigrated back to Poland both received £150 each with a velocity of 936.
16th was Dave Smith with a Jody McKay of Bridgewater bred Dark hen being a Bushart flying back to her nest box she wins both parties £150 each doing 877.
17th was Mrs Wood & Son of south Wales with a Howard Owen of South Wales bred bird both parties win £150 with a velocity of 610.
18th was Andy George with a Wayne Knobbs of Blidworth Mansfield bred blue cock winning both £150 each doing 600.
19th was A & D Collins with a chequer hen being bred by Andy Stanowski of Bristol and being a Gabby Vandenbeale with the Billy Bliksem lines both winning £150 each with a velocity of 599.
20th was Mr & Mrs Bedford with another Miro Chwedoruk & family bred bird both winning £150 each with a velocity of 521.
21st was Ivan Hofton with a blue cock being bred by Kevin Ward of Chesterfield and is a Ray Lander Jan Arden winning £150 each for Ivan and Kevin with a velocity of 512.
22nd was Chris McCarthy of South Wales with a blue cock being a Sheldon Lennon of Irland line bred bird from Mr & Mrs Graham Watkins both winning £150 each with a velocity of 476.
23rd was William Holpin & Son of South Wales with a blue cock being bred by John Scott and is a Lambrechts bred from Mark Partington and Howard Jackson stock each win £150 each with a velocity of 336. Well done to all.
The Rat Man